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9 months ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off: Episode 1
@TheOncomingHurricane @Oncoming_Badger Why do you care if he dislikes it?
9 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: Results (39-34)
I hope this is more suited to Thompson. He's shown on Sherlock that he can write a good script. A brilliant one, in fact.
9 months, 1 week ago on Series 8: Keeley Hawes cast as Ms Delphox
@trenzalew Some of the best cinematography in the history of the show... 1/10. Some of the best cinematography in the history of the show... 1/10.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Name of the Doctor
Awful. Awful awful awful awful awful.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
So, Moffat, it's clear you care more about giving your mate a favour than genuine quality. Both of Thompson's episodes were moribund trash.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Series 8: Episode 4 & 5 Writers Confirmed
@Sir James Bond @GregChipman You must immediately educate yourself on how camerawork, lighting and editing can create good drama.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Cold War
Can I just say this: people rating this 1 to 3 out of 10, shame on you. Film and television differs from literature in that it is A VISUAL MEDIUM. Thus, you must consider narrative AND production AND acting when judging a film or piece of television. Even if you dislike the writing, the acting in this story can't really be faulted, and the cinematography is absolutely superb; some of the best Doctor Who has ever managed, so to see people tossing the work of the cinematographer and the director, Douglas Mackinnon aside due to Mark Gatiss annoys me immensely. Visual. Medium.
@SteviePenny Surely, due to it being well made AND well acted, it rightfully deserves at least 4/10.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Snowmen
The performances from Matt, Karen, Arthur and also Mark Williams and Jemma Redgrave basically make this. Script is pretty slapdash, but there are some genuinely lovely moments in there. Direction is nice, editing is not.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Power of Three
@The Finn Fun fact: legendary director Stanley Kubrick sometimes made actors do the same scene over 60 times.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Series 8 Filming: A Night Out
Nick Hurran and the cast are great, but... the script is awful. Awful, awful, awful. Derivative, amateurish garbage. It feels entirely like a first draft; it should never have been put before the cameras in the state it was in. Probably the worst thing Moffat's shat out in his entire career.
2/5. All credit for the two marks goes to Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Nick Hurran.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Asylum of the Daleks
@TardisBoy "This is Moffat's worst script to date." Disagree.
10 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe & Series 6 Recap
@SteviePenny Woolfenden's direction was hardly beautiful, and the truckload of problems with Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS were hardly to do with the direction.
10 months ago on Another new Director for Series 8
James Corden is slightly tiresome, although he does work off Matt Smith well. Matt Smith himself... magnificent. He turns in what is probably one of his best performances here. The script is pretty tiresome, too, but people seem to forget that it actually contains quite a number of sparkling moments.
Craig, very soon I won’t be here. My time is running out. I don’t mean Exidor. “Silence will fall when the question is asked.” I don’t even know what the question is. I always knew I’d die still asking. The thing is, Craig, it’s tomorrow. Can’t put it off anymore. Tomorrow is the day I…
Stop crying. You’ve got a lot to look forward to, you know. A normal human life on Earth. Mortgage repayments. The nine-to-five. A persistent, nagging sense of spiritual emptiness. Save the tears for later, boy-o. Oh, that was crabby. That was old. But I am old, Stormy. I am so old. So near the end. You know when I was little like you I dreamt of the stars. Yeah. I think it’s fair to say, in the language of your age, that I lived my dream. I owned the stage. Gave it a hundred and ten percent. I hope you have as much fun as I did, Alfie.
These truly brought alive by Smith.
10 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: Closing Time
Lots of good stuff in the script; some bad, too, but overall the good outweighs it. Nick Hurran continues to impress, and every actor gives it their best.
10 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The God Complex
@Adric the Genius This is directed at the character of Adric, not you the user.
10 months ago on Would you travel with the Doctor? Pros and Cons
@Adric the Genius I think you should change your username to 'Adric the Annoying Little Sh*t'.
It's not going to change your life, but this is really very good. Tom MacRae's come a long way since Rise of the Cybermen (2.5/5), Nick Hurran is a fantastic catch, and a lot of why it works is down to the cast: Smith, Darvill and especially Gillan give series-best performances here.
Matt Smith so far:
The Eleventh Hour - 4/5
The Beast Below - 2/5
Victory of the Daleks - 1.5/5
The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone - 3.5/5
The Vampires of Venice - 3/5
Amy's Choice - 4/5
The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood - 1.5/5
Vincent and the Doctor - 5/5
The Lodger - 3/5
The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang - 3.5/5
A Christmas Carol - 3.5/5
The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon - 3.5/5
The Curse of the Black Spot - 1.5/5
The Doctor's Wife - 4/5
The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People - 1.5/5
A Good Man Goes to War - 3/5
Let's Kill Hitler - 2.5/5
Night Terrors - 2.5/5
The Girl Who Waited - 4/5
10 months ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Girl Who Waited
@AmyPondIsAwesome Except one of the intents of that series was to show the Doctor becoming less and less certain about everything; more human.
10 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Doctor’s Wife
Cast are great, as is Richard Clark's directing. Script's not perfect; the running around in the TARDIS scenes don't amount to much. Still, I can't help but like it.
I just wanted to say hello. Hello, Doctor. It's so very, very nice to meet you.
@AmyPondIsAwesome 23 November, 1963:
Ian Chesterton: It's alive!
You were saying?
I see myself as heterosexual, but sometimes I see a guy, Johnny Depp for example, and think, "Yeah, I probably would."
10 months, 1 week ago on Doctor Who and Sexuality
@Clara Prefect I don't understand how a person can be asexual. The human body is so amazing.
That's the entire point; you're supposed to think, "Old fashioned? He's a cat who's married to a woman!" It's a meaningless joke.
The production and the script are complete guff, acting stops it from being 100% terrible.
10 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Curse of the Black Spot
I don't see why people find it funny that these are returning. Surely, during the 51st century, this type of droid would be all over the galaxy, helping humans, not only on the SS Madame de Pompadour.
Will be nice to see them in Victorian attire.
10 months, 1 week ago on Series 8: A Returning Character & Monster
Performances: great. Aesthetics: great! Script? It's got some great stuff, certainly, but it never seems to know where it wants to go, plus the odd bit of sexism here and there.
10 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: A Christmas Carol & Series 5 Recap
Rob Shearman doesn't want to write TV anymore. End of.
10 months, 1 week ago on Bring Back… Robert Shearman
@videogamemad00 Christ, we're going to be at The Rebel Flesh soon. Prepare for grumpiness on that day.
10 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang
There is a lot of good stuff here, really, really good stuff, which I cherish dearly, but what does it all amount to? What does it all mean? Why does it matter when all that surrounds it is a sea of b*llocks (hey, that also sounds awfully like The Time of the Doctor!)? The actual plot is, really, just a load of handwaving. Instead of an actual narrative, it just feels like, "Hey! Hey, guys! Look how far we've come since episode 1!" Still, the stars are all brilliant, especially Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill, and Toby Haynes' direction is splendiferous.
Victory of the Daleks - 2/5
The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone - 3/5
The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood - 2/5
The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang - 3/5
Series highlight: Vincent and the Doctor
Series lowlight: The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood
@Huknar Since this was easily the best piece of television to come out of Series 5, screw 'Doctor Who'.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Vincent and the Doctor
I'm one of those guys who thinks Richard Curtis has been deteriorating since Blackadder, but this... brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. The haunting, totally realistic portrayal of mental illness, the focus on the human ability to interpret the things around us in varied yet resplendent ways... it's just fantastic. Couple these elements with the performances from Smith and Tony Curran, ESPECIALLY Tony Curran, as well as the flair from Jonny Campbell, and you get a masterwork, which is exactly what this is.
One of the gems of Matt Smith's tenure.
The direction is flat and the new Silurians are completely uninspired, and the whole thing is basically just a dumbed-down 'The Silurians' with truckloads of awkward, incomprehensible moments. Still, I like the cast, and there are some isolated moments I enjoy, so it's not 'Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS' or anything.
You know something that is good, though? 'The LEGO Movie'. Seriously, go see it!
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Hungry Earth / Cold Blood
@Pockydon No, it's just a crap retelling of <I>The Silurians</I> with a bucket load of awkward, stupid moments.
I'd have preferred someone else to write Capaldi. And no, I don't mean Chris Chibnall... or Toby Whithouse... or Neil Cross...
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Steven Moffat on his Doctor Who Future
@Venawesomeo For people who have only watched 8 years of the show.
Really very good. Some questionable stuff surrounding old people and Amy's suicide, but I really enjoy this one. 4/5.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: Amy’s Choice
The Venice setting is very nice, and Matt continues to excel. Some nice dialogue and isolated moments, but there's nothing particularly new or exciting here.
Victory of the Daleks - 2/5
The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone - 3/5
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Vampires of Venice